State's highest court warns convicted murderer

Gregory Todd Dunn

The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued a warning against a man serving a life sentence for murder in Calhoun County.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 4:04 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Supreme Court has issued a warning against a man serving a life sentence for murder in Calhoun County.

Gregory Todd Dunn, 51, was convicted for the 1993 shooting death of Regina Blanch.

Court records show Blanch had been trying to end a relationship with Dunn when he shot her five times in the back following an altercation.

Dunn was later arrested after firing shots at officers who responded to the call and were searching for him.

He has filed numerous appeals in the case according to the state’s highest court, many of which have already been ruled on or are barred for various reasons.

In his latest attempt, Dunn claims the judge should not have sentenced him to life without a jury recommendation.

In a Thursday ruling, the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled against him, saying he failed to present an arguable basis for them to allow his appeal to proceed.

They also warned further attempts by Dunn in filing frivolous court could lead to monetary fines and a restriction on his ability to file appeals as a “pauper.”

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